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 Very rare Braun SK55 on eBay -- how much will it fetch?
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 12:58:50 AM on 1 September 2013.
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"Vintage Braun SK55 Radio, Turntable, Valve, Tube Amp, Speaker. Dieter Rams.

Built in 1963, the SK55 was the final, most beautiful and best-featured incarnation of Rams' and Gugelot's groundbreaking series which had been inaugurated in 1956 with the release of the SK4 at the Berlin Interbau; immediately dubbed by the German media as "Schneewittchensarg" ("Snow White's coffin") due to the pespex lid - then a world-first - and elegant white coachwork. "

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200958073673.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 4:19:23 PM on 1 September 2013.
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With all that metalwork it looks more like lab equipment than a record player.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 9:45:55 PM on 1 September 2013.
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Yeah, but it shot up to $605 in a couple of days.

It still has 7 days to run. Will be interesting to see if there's a frenzy of bidding in the closing seconds.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:25:36 PM on 1 September 2013.
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I suppose it falls into the same category as the Peter Pan Boomerang console radio - unusual but still functional.

I reckon there will be a bidding frenzy - he got it right about the condition of the item. It looks like it just came out of the box.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 5:45:13 PM on 8 September 2013.
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With some 26 hours left to run, this auction has now reached $1,325.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 10:10:02 PM on 9 September 2013.
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No bidding frenzy at the end, but it was steadily heading for two grand when it closed at $1,912.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 3:25:28 PM on 31 December 2013.
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Here's another one that had no bidders, was re-listed with a buy-it-now of $450 and sold for that:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271358613835?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D271358613835%26_rdc%3D1.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 12:24:53 PM on 5 January 2014.
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Braun's products looked extremely elegant and functional, but they didn't always function that well. You pay for the looks, mostly.


 
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